Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I be taught study skills? Or is a study skills seminar run at the beginning of the year?

    The Student Success Center offers courses in Study Skills. If you are having a problem keeping up with your studies, please speak to the Student Success Coordinator.

  • Will I be required to do any self study outside scheduled classroom hours?

    Yes, additional work will be required across all areas of the curriculum, especially in English Language studies.

  • Will I be required to buy a laptop?

    Laptops are optional. All students will have access to computers 24/7 in our state of the art computer labs. If a student has a laptop, they will have wireless internet access anytime, anywhere on campus.

  • Will CUD hold an Open House?

    We hold Open days from time to time. Details of these are published on our website and also in local Press and radio

  • Will a supervised study course exist in the run-up to examinations?

    You are expected to take charge of your own studies. Your Professors will be available at specified times to help if you are having problems. We also have a Student Success Department which may be able to help you.

  • Who will teach my subjects?

    All subjects are taught by well qualified staff most of whom will be Canadian or have taught a Canadian Curriculum

  • Who do I pay to register for my courses?

    Payments are made out to the Canadian University Dubai. You will be informed of Account numbers, Swift codes etc. when you come to pay

  • Who are CUD’s faculty members?

    Faculty members come from a diverse multicultural background with higher degrees from renowned universities in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe, bringing their innovative teaching styles and philosophies to the classroom. You can learn more about our world class faculty here.

  • Where is CUD located?

    We are easily accessible and centrally located in the heart of Dubai on Al Safa Street – Al Wasl, City Walk Mall, Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

  • Where can I find out my exam results?

    You can obtain details of your results direct from your Course Professor

  • Where can I find my Class schedule

    Class schedules are published on our CAMS Student Portal, -> Administrative Services -> Course Offering.

  • Where are the student residences located and how much do they cost per year?

    We currently offer residences in two locations, Discovery Gardens, and Muhaisnah 2. Both accommodations are approximately 25 minutes from the campus and have convenient bus service to and from the CUD campus several times a day. Both locations are clean, modern and safe buildings with excellent leisure and catering facilities nearby. You can learn more about the accommodations and fees here.

  • When will my results be released?

    You can obtain your grades from the Registration Dept.

  • When should I apply for the Fall term? I am in my final year of high school, and I will graduate in May/June.

    Students can apply for the fall term until the end of August. However, early applications will be given priority for conditional acceptance. This offer will be extended as a result of achievements accomplished in your previous years, pending submission of all required documents upon graduation.

  • When is the deadline to submit my application?

    Fall Semester: September Spring Semester: January

  • When is the admissions office open?

    The admissions office is open from Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 7:00 p.m, and Saturdays from 10am -3pm. Please visit us during these times to tour the campus, and learn more about the program you are interested in.

  • When does the pre-MBA start?

    As soon as there is a full cohort, class will begin. You can then register for the next one which will begin as soon as the previous class is full

  • When does MBA start?

    We offer three main intake periods. You can check for the next intake here Those interested to start immediately can generally start as early as the next session. You can find the nearest session on the Academic Calendar

  • When can I take the English and Math Placement tests?

    English and Mathematics placement exams will be scheduled once you have completed your registration.

  • When will I meet my advisor?

    Before and during registration you will meet with your advisor to help you finalize your registration for first-semester classes. You may be referred to other members of the faculty and staff when you need more specific information.

  • What text books do I need to buy?

    Textbooks are determined by the faculty and will be notified to you at the beginning of the Semester. Books are available from the University Bookshop. You may also be able to avail of second hand books from previous students but you need to be sure they are the same edition as determined by your lecturers. Copies of all books are also available in the University's Learning Resource Centre. You will need to contact them for the terms and conditions of borrowing.

  • What student support facilities are available?

    At CUD students have access to academic, personal, and extracurricular resources including Professor support, learning resources, Learning Resource Centre facilities, computer labs, science labs, activities and recreation, including a gymnasium, tennis court and professional instruction, field trips, drama club and social trips.

  • What should I do if I need to withdraw from a course?

    If you need to withdraw from a course you need to let your Advisor of Studies know as soon as possible. CUD have a policy on refunds from which is published on the website. See FAQ’s on financials for further information. You will also be given transcripts only for the courses you have completed. Details are also contained on our Application Form.

  • What should I do if I need to suspend my studies on a course?

    If your studies are progressing at a “passable” rate you can apply for an “Incomplete” grade if your reason to withdraw is legitimate. You will have up to twelve months from the end of the course semester date to complete the course after which the grade will be converted to “Fail” and you will need to complete the course again. Each School has different rules for the number of courses you can withdraw from so you should consult your Professor as soon as possible

  • What majors are considered for each scholarship/bursary?

    All majors will be considered. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.